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    Sue burns my work

    Sue (my wife) has always done sketchs in pencil and pen and ink but fairly recently started doing pyrography as well. This is the before and after of the latest piece.

    My original bowl was like this until Sue got her hands on it



    And made this out of it


    The spalted ash looked dirty rather than attractive so I have to say it's a vast improvement IMHO.

    Pete

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    Wowee WooWa...

    That looks like a lot of woodburning! Turned out great!

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    Great collaboration!
    Fantastic.
    When I read you header, my first thought was that Sue
    used you turning for fire wood.

    Les
    Innovation is the process that renews something that already exists and not, as is commonly assumed, the introduction of something new.

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    Pete contrary to others I don't like it. While sue could have made a band of decoration , what she ended up doing was to take over the actual turning. some times less is more and for my personal opinion I think she went overboard. JMHO. I hope I don't offend you our sue.
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    Not at all offended- I would have agreed with you totally if the original piece had been attractive piece of wood- normally I, too, would prefer simplicity. Sue

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    The talent in your family is amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    The talent in your family is amazing
    Thanks Bob, wish some would rub off on me

    Pete

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    i think its a british thing pete it took you folks a long time to see the edge wasnt there on the world the bowl looks nice, but i too think a little less of it inside and a band of it on the outside may have been better..sometime seeing the contrast between the good and the ugly helps us see the whole picture..but yu know i am not a spinny guy so my eyes are cloudy already
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    I can see what Don is saying, and I agree with you Pete, wood wasn't that spectacular to begin with, so the burn treatment did help make it a really nice piece now.
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